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One of the major features of the Constitution of the United States, and one of the main reasons it has been able to change with the times, is the principle of federalism developed by the founders at the Constitutional Convention. The federal government shares powers with the local (state) governments and both state and national government have powers unique unto themselves. Local governments are closer to the people than the federal government. Mayors, city council members, and citizens of a community or state, often know what legislation is needed at the local level before the federal government can become aware of the necessity for local laws. The federal government enacts laws for the entire nation and protects our nation militarily and regulates commerce. State and local governments build upon those laws at the local level. Americans have experienced, since colonial days, the independence to enact laws for their particular situation and locale. MrV

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